Sesame Chicken Sauce


This is restaurant-quality sesame chicken sauce. Better than most take-out Chinese! Serve over fried rice or lo mein noodles.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon chile paste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup water


  1. Mix chicken broth, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, and garlic together in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.

  2. Dissolve cornstarch in water; add to the simmering mixture. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Only use vinegar if you like the sauce to be less sweet.

To use, drop cooked popcorn chicken into the sauce and let cook for an additional 2 minutes so the chicken absorbs some of the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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